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Xigmatek Dark Knight vs Noctua NH-U12P SE2

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November 2, 2010 11:47:50 AM

Im not wondering whats better in value but whats better in performance.
a b K Overclocking
November 2, 2010 3:10:41 PM

depends on your OC needs!!!!!!
a c 182 K Overclocking
November 2, 2010 4:09:16 PM

It would also depend on where you live.
I've seen the Noctua for $39.99 Canadian in the last week.
That would make it an easy choice.
The Noctua is the superior cooler when comparing the two.
However the Dark Knight is a good cooler.
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November 2, 2010 9:29:01 PM

i live in darwin australia, and its pretty hot here. average temp during the day is 30-33C. the noctua costs 86 and the dark knight costs 58 (aussie dollars)
November 2, 2010 9:30:00 PM

and im runnning a AMD phenom II x4 965, it probably wont be overclocked or unlocked
November 2, 2010 10:31:46 PM

then save the money and use stock cooler lol
November 2, 2010 11:13:23 PM

id rather be excessive and buy a cpu cooler than get fucked over and have to buy a new cpu due to my cpu melting
November 2, 2010 11:24:34 PM

For a low price and good cooler. Get Coolermaster 212 plus. If you wanna splurge, get a noctua d14 or prolimatech megahalems.
a b K Overclocking
November 3, 2010 7:06:27 AM

YUP........ if no OC but need a better cooler then hyper 212 plus is more than adequate.......... if your mobo has pwm control then great otherwise control the fan speed using speedfan.............
November 3, 2010 7:23:37 AM

okay, but whats with all the elipseses :S
a b K Overclocking
November 3, 2010 7:46:24 AM

u mean CIRCLES???
November 3, 2010 12:43:02 PM

Don't get a Zalman cnps10x performa unless your case has a ceiling exhaust as this cooler would be fitted vertically on an am3 board thus sucking air from the bottom and exhausting air upwards.